When I heard of World Book Night I thought it was a fab idea. Get sent a stack of books and hand them out to strangers. Great. Then I heard of something else that I thought made even more sense, as I did wonder what was in it for authors, publishers and bookshops (no money, that's what). Hence, when I read that, hey, why don't we go out and buy a book from a local bookshop and give it away, as suggested by the completely fab Nicola Morgan, bells of recognition trilled inside my head. So I did just that but instead of giving it away to a complete stranger, I would like to give it away to a dear reader. Hence, dear reader, up for grabs is a copy of Clean Break by Jacqueline Wilson, Children's Laureate 2005-7. Inside, I've written the message suggested by Nicola, so that you also know where it was purchased.
Leave a comment by Thu 10 Mar.
I'll pick the winner on Friday and post to anywhere on Saturday.
And that will really make it a WORLD book.
When Dad and Mum break up, Em does her best to cheer her little brother and sister, even though she's miserable too. She tells them exciting tales because she knows a good story can make life seem better. Meeting the author of her own favourite books would be a dream come true. But can her other greatest wish be granted? Is any story powerful enough to bring Dad back?
About Jacqueline Wilson: she is awesome, dear reader. Witty, subtle, of light touch and profound understanding of children, if only I could write even remotely how she writes...!